Yesterday, Adda52 hosted its popular weekly tourney – Godfather 6.0, which currently guarantees INR 20 Lac GTD prizepoool for a buy-in of INR 5,500 and promises the winner a ticket to 7 Lac Aussie SNG. The event drew 342 entries yesterday and outlasting these entries was none other than Mihir Thakkar aka ‘gameofdeath’. He beat a tough field and Magesh ‘magesh18102’ K in heads-up to take home INR 5 Lac in top prizemoney. Magesh pocketed INR 3,20,000 for his runner-up finish.
On his way to the grand victory in this tournament, Thakkar beat a tough final table that featured the recent Ace Race 1 Winner Pradeep Singh aka ‘megafish1’(5th for INR 1,40,000), Yohan Patel aka ‘AllinMaestro’ (7th for INR 65,000) who finished 2nd runner-up at DPT April Main Event 2017 and the recent Mega Suits winner Apratim ‘checmate’ Sharma who finished 9th for INR 40,000 prizemoney.
As mentioned, the tournament guaranteed INR 20 Lac GTD prizepool, which was shared by the top 36 finishers with min-cashes starting from INR 9K. The lion’s share went to the eventual winner – Thakkar, who walked away with an impressive INR 5 Lac and an entry ticket to 7 Lac Aussie SNG for his grand victory. With this win, Thakkar added one more score to his already impressive resume.
Thakkar’s Impressive Journey
Thakkar has been in good form this year. He has notched up several big scores on adda52.com. Early this year, he grabbed headlines for making back-to-back FT finishes in Big Millions. Yes, the player first finished 7th in Big Millions 1.0 and then he followed up that score with a runner-up finish in Big Millions 2.0. Recently, he finished 2nd in The Whale 6-Max and also notched up a couple of the FT finishes in Judwaa tourneys. Overall, it has been a rewarding journey for Thakkar as he has been cashing out across several popular tournaments, such as The Roar, Judwaa, Godfather, The Whale, Adda52 Millions, Sunday Suits, Big Millions, Gayle Storm and several other tourneys.
After his win, we caught up with Mihir Thakkar and here are the excerpts of the chat with him:
OPN: Hi, a big congratulation! How does it feel to win Godfather 6.0 on adda52.com?
Thakkar: It always feels great when you win a tournament, particularly when it comes to Godfather. It was always my wish to ship it. It’s one of prestigious tournaments on Adda52 and many pros and good poker players take part in it. I got to learn so many things during this poker tournament.
OPN: How tough was the field? Could you share your tournament journey?
Thakkar: As I already mentioned, many pros and good poker players were in Godfather as it’s one of prestigious tournaments, so it was a tough field. Once I became the chip leader, I was in top five stacks throughout the tournament. I had tried to keep calm and not to lose my stack in merely chasing the hand. I got to learn that Patience is key to success. I waited and played my strong hands and got paid off.
OPN: You had heads-up with ‘magesh18102’. Please share your heads-up game play.
Thakkar: The heads-up battle was very tough. When we reached heads up, I was the chip leader, but after a few hands, I was down to 2: 1 in chips. However, my opponent was an agro player and he put me all-in, I got a double up and the scenario changed again. Thereafter, I kept the lead and eventually won the tournament.
OPN: Your plans in live poker? How about WPT India starting on 13th November?
Thakkar: It’s a dream for every poker player to play WPT India (13th-19th November 2018) and so is mine. I will join the Main Event on 16th November.
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